2021 | Coronavirus

County sees smallest daily increase in new COVID-19 cases since Dec. 17

17,314 people have been vaccinated in National Capital Region

The average increase in daily COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County, a week at a time

Chart by Karilyn Mason

Montgomery County on Tuesday reported its smallest daily increase in new COVID-19 cases since Dec. 17.

The county recorded 262 confirmed cases of the virus on Tuesday, according to the Maryland Department of Health.

Before Tuesday, the county had had at least 400 new cases for 10 of the previous 13 days.

There have been 48,351 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Montgomery County since the beginning of the pandemic.

Seven new deaths were reported on Tuesday, raising the county’s death toll to 1,104.

There have been an additional 43 “probable” deaths, meaning COVID-19 is listed as the cause of death, but it was not confirmed with a laboratory test.

In Maryland, there have been 289,758 cases of COVID-19 and 5,913 confirmed deaths.

Across the state, 76,916 vaccines have been administered, according to data from the Department of Health. That equals about 1.3% of the state’s total population.

In the National Capital Region, which includes Montgomery, Frederick, Charles and Prince George’s counties, 17,314 people have been vaccinated. The state does not give a county-by-county breakdown of vaccinations.

Gov. Larry Hogan is scheduled to hold a press conference at 5 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the state’s vaccination plan.

Across Maryland on Tuesday, there were 1,751 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, and the state had a positivity rate of 9.47%.